Suddenly every Barisan Nasional leader has been told to start blogging. It's sounding like a mantra. But let's get real. Blogging isn't the remedy to the problems facing the BN, Umno in particular. It doesn't help if the blogs are dead boring or devoid of good political arguments. The Internet is just a tool, it's the content that matters. Neither does it help to call for resignations. The problems facing some Barisan component parties won't disappear, even if their leaders quit, because serious reforms are what the parties need.
Political parties, regardless of whether they are in the Barisan or Pakatan Rakyat, that use racial or religious issues would not be tolerated by voters. They will be shown the door in the next elections if they do that.
Blogging doesn't win votes, it is just a channel for communication. It is certainly not the silver bullet to end the woes of politicians.